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Title: A company has made a video game controler that can read your brain
Post by: 7 who ate 9 on March 14, 2007, 11:55:34 pm
....I wasn't really sure where to post this but...

http://emotiv.com

Read it. It works.

-Lego
Title: Re: A company has made a video game controler that can read your brain
Post by: GrapeFruit on March 15, 2007, 06:08:35 am
Wow, this site sucks big time.

The designer of it should be killed, burnt and buried in cat litter.  >:(


I watched the video and I think its weird.
Title: Re: A company has made a video game controler that can read your brain
Post by: Huckbuck on March 15, 2007, 08:17:58 am
Why? Its like Wii but better.
Title: Re: A company has made a video game controler that can read your brain
Post by: Luminar on March 15, 2007, 08:32:00 am
If the technology for true, accurate mind-machine interfacing existed I don't think the first thing they'd be using it on is game controllers.
Title: Re: A company has made a video game controler that can read your brain
Post by: 7 who ate 9 on March 15, 2007, 11:10:21 am
If the technology for true, accurate mind-machine interfacing existed I don't think the first thing they'd be using it on is game controllers.

What esle would they use it for. Mind controlled tanks? Gaming might be a stupid thing to use it for, but when you think about you couldn't use it for anything else.
I think that if they make it smother this could be a great controller. Mabye we could use this for something else, like truth detectors or something for therapy.

-Lego
Title: Re: A company has made a video game controler that can read your brain
Post by: Uroboros on March 15, 2007, 11:30:55 am
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What esle would they use it for.
Anything that needs a faster way of interfacing. Direct mind-reading style interfaces are unreliable, and thats why the only public use they seem to get is as expensive novelty gaming controls.
Title: Re: A company has made a video game controler that can read your brain
Post by: Legodragonxp on March 15, 2007, 04:17:24 pm
However, if someone does manage to tap in to a functional and reliable 'mind-control' system for gaming, what better market to aim for? Billions of dollars are out there in the gaming world to spend on developement. If someone could make something on par of ease of use as the Wii controller you would have a hit. Even if it was not totally successful as a gaming interface, image adapting it to the disabled.

I think therefore I play!... I know a few people however that will have very low scores. :)

-Lego
Title: Re: A company has made a video game controler that can read your brain
Post by: 7 who ate 9 on March 15, 2007, 04:23:40 pm
However, if someone does manage to tap in to a functional and reliable 'mind-control' system for gaming, what better market to aim for? Billions of dollars are out there in the gaming world to spend on developement. If someone could make something on par of ease of use as the Wii controller you would have a hit. Even if it was not totally successful as a gaming interface, image adapting it to the disabled.

I think therefore I play!... I know a few people however that will have very low scores. :)



Yeah, gaming is the probable the smarteest thing to use it for.

-Lego
Title: Re: A company has made a video game controler that can read your brain
Post by: Flamester_ on March 15, 2007, 04:31:06 pm
this would be great for MMO's.

~Flamester
Title: Re: A company has made a video game controler that can read your brain
Post by: Samog on March 15, 2007, 04:38:17 pm
I think, and my thoughts cross the barrier into the synapses of the machine, just as the good doctor intended. But what I cannot shake, and what hints at things to come, is that thoughts cross back. In my dreams, the sensibility of the machine invades the periphery of my consciousness: dark, rigid, cold, alien. Evolution is at work here, but just what is evolving remains to be seen.

The Warrior's bland acronym, MMI, obscures the true horror of this monstrosity. Its inventors promise a new era of genius, but meanwhile unscrupulous power brokers use its forcible installation to violate the sanctity of unwilling human minds. They are creating their own private army of demons.
Title: Re: A company has made a video game controler that can read your brain
Post by: 7 who ate 9 on March 15, 2007, 04:42:50 pm
I wonder if this could be used to look at your dreams or something. I wonder what would happen if you wore it when you were asleep.

-Lego
Title: Re: A company has made a video game controler that can read your brain
Post by: Neoadept on March 15, 2007, 04:46:43 pm
Since it just picks up vague EM signals from your brain, probably a handful of random inputs.

This isn't a mind reader, that's why they offered the game controller idea, because the only other commercial option is an expensive mouse that no one would buy.  And no, it's too imprecise to work as a keyboard so no thought to print machines.
Title: Re: A company has made a video game controler that can read your brain
Post by: 7 who ate 9 on March 15, 2007, 04:51:49 pm


I now it isn't a mind reader, but even when your asleep it would pick up something.


-Lego
Title: Re: A company has made a video game controler that can read your brain
Post by: darkstar on March 15, 2007, 05:11:26 pm
I think I saw something like this come out of last years GDC, though its nice to see that this one doesn't require u to have surgery so that u can plug it into your head......
Title: Re: A company has made a video game controler that can read your brain
Post by: Legodragonxp on March 15, 2007, 08:26:06 pm
The thing to truly fear will be if it only reads your sub-conscious mind's signals. Imagine pop-up ads and inadvertent clicking of them because your sub-conscious mind 'thought it would be a good idea'.

(singing)
I fear, the secrets that you keep,
When you’re clicking in your sleep…

-Lego
Title: Re: A company has made a video game controler that can read your brain
Post by: Luminar on March 16, 2007, 12:21:22 am
I think, and my thoughts cross the barrier into the synapses of the machine, just as the good doctor intended. But what I cannot shake, and what hints at things to come, is that thoughts cross back. In my dreams, the sensibility of the machine invades the periphery of my consciousness: dark, rigid, cold, alien. Evolution is at work here, but just what is evolving remains to be seen.

The Warrior's bland acronym, MMI, obscures the true horror of this monstrosity. Its inventors promise a new era of genius, but meanwhile unscrupulous power brokers use its forcible installation to violate the sanctity of unwilling human minds. They are creating their own private army of demons.

You strike a chord that fond of we are, EarthSamog.
Title: Re: A company has made a video game controler that can read your brain
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 16, 2007, 06:07:50 am
Monsters from the Id!
Title: Re: A company has made a video game controler that can read your brain
Post by: Otters34 on March 16, 2007, 08:28:01 am
This strikes me as completely idiotic.What benefit is there in making such a device?If any can be foiund, extoll it.
Title: Re: A company has made a video game controler that can read your brain
Post by: Luminar on March 16, 2007, 09:19:03 am
What is idiotic about it, specifically? I'm not sure what you're referring to here.